|The Unfinished Tour - Humphrey J C Millett|
This is a 6 reel film, documenting a variety of events in the life of my Grandfather & his family as they lived and worked in India throughout the mid-late 1930's. Lots of interesting footage of wildlife and life in rural India of the period.
|Pawn takes Queen - Humphrey J C Millett|
Amateur nature film, shot in India 1936, of the discovery of a termite nest, excavating to locating the queen, and what happens next. Part of a series of films shot by my Grandfather during this period.
Keywords: India; termites
|Behind My Bungalow - Humphrey J C Millett|
A collection of vignettes depicting daily life in Jalgoan, India, circa 1937.
Keywords: India; Jalgoan
|Behind my Bungalow 2 - Humphrey J C Millett|
Completely different than 'Behind my Bungalow' - this series of daily vignettes was shot as a reel to send to my Grandfather's two older sons who were away at boarding school in the UK. On this reel, more scenes of daily life around Jalgaon, and a boar hunt, among other scenes.
Keywords: India; Jalgaon
|Cine Magazine - Humphrey J C Millett|
A three reel film, documenting aspects of life in Bombay & rural India in the 1930's.
Keywords: Bombay; Mumbai; India
|Thread Ceremony - Humphrey J C Millett|
Film shot in the 1930's, India, depicting a young Brahmin man experiencing a 'Thread Ceremony' - their 'coming of age' rite. No idea if this tradition continues in India today. Film shot by my Grandfather who was stationed in India in the 1930s.
Keywords: India; Brahmin; Thread Ceremony
|Tiger Beat - Humphrey J C Millett|
Tiger Beat was shot in January, 1937. This depicts how a British Forest Officer would engage in the hunt for a tiger, which has been harassing a small village in rural India. Please note, that I do not personally condone the destruction of endangered animals. The context of this hunt, and the era needs to be taken into consideration.
Keywords: Tiger; Hunting; India
|Voyage around Bombay Harbour - Humphrey J C Millett|
Film shot circa 1937, depicting a boat voyage around Bombay Harbour, India
Keywords: India; Bombay; Mumbai
|The Holy Roller - Humphrey J C Millett|
Unusual 1930's era film, shot in India, of a young woman making a pilgrimage to a shrine using a rather unusual mode of transport. Shot by my Grandfather circa 1937.
Keywords: India; Hindu; religion; pilgrim
|90 Degrees in the Shade - Humphrey J C Millett|
Film shot in the mid-late 1930's, depicting a day in the life of British expats in Bombay, India as they spend time at a swimming hole. Lighthearted, and has some nice views of Bombay of the period.
Keywords: Bombay; Mumbai; India; Swimming
|Burglars Bliss - Humphrey J C Millett|
Film shot in mid 30's in India. Depicts a visit to an unidentified rural banking office, and shows the contents of the vaults. Detailled images of period coins, banknotes & gold. Shot by my Grandfather who was based in India during this period, working for the British government.
Keywords: India; money; coins; banknotes
|Snipe - Humphrey J C Millett|
Shot circa 1937, a short movie showing my Grandfather shooting birds in a rather mucky marshland part of India.
Keywords: Snipe; India; hunting; shooting
|Transpurna Bridge Construction - Humphrey J C Millett|
1930's era film, depicting the construction of a land bridge using local labourers in India. This film was shot by my Grandfather, who was a British public servant working in India at this time. The film was noted 'unedited' on the reel, and does seem to be a series of shots, rather than a completed film. Some interesting steam equipment shown at work.
Keywords: India; Bridge; Construction; Steam Power
|Coronation Bombay King George VI 1937 - Humphrey J C Millett|
Footage shot by my Grandfather of Coronation celebrations held in Bombay, India for King George the 6th.
Keywords: Coronation; King George VI; 1937; Bombay; India